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Newsletters

Current Newsletter:  October 2014 Aquifer Bulletin

Topics Include:

    -  Summer Groundwater Roller Coaster
    -  Permitting Summary
    -  From the GM's Desk:  A Thirst for Local Control
    -  Wells & Seller's Disclosure Notices
    -  Updated Hydro Zones
    -  Traces of the Past
    -  Conservation Rate Structures
    -  Recent Well Drilling Activity

The District produces an electronic newsletter tri-annually to update its stakeholders and the community about aquifer-related information and District events. The newsletter is distributed through email and posted on the website. Located below are current and archived editions. To be added to the e-distribution list, send an e-mail request with 'Subscribe' in the subject line to rhgary@bseacd.org.

Archived Newsletters:

Edition Articles Download pdf
April 2014 Aquifer Bulletin
No Drought
Topics Include:

    -  Groundwater Levels on the Decline
    -  Permitting Summary
    -  Environmental Board Member Shift
    -  From the GM's Desk:  More Salt, Please
    -  Habitat Conservation Plan Overview & Estimated Timeline
    -  Hydrologic Connection: Edwards & Trinity Aquifers
    -  Edwards Aquifer, Storm Flows, and Your Well
    -  Upcoming Events

November 2013 Aquifer Bulletin
Stage II Alarm Drought

    -  The End of Another Groundwater Drought?
    -  From the GM's Desk
    -  Historic Floods and Droughts
    -  SH 45 Update
    -  Non-Exempt Domestic Use Wells
    -  HoA Landscaping Codes
    -  2013 Groundwater Stewardship Award Winners

August 2013 Aquifer Update
Stage III Critical Drought
-  Drought Update
-  Texas Well Owner Network Seminar (Sept. 12)
-  Groundwater Stewardship Award Nomination Requests
June 2013 Aquifer Bulletin
Stage III Critical Drought


-   Landscape is Green, But Water Levels are Still in the Red
-  Water Well Check-up Results
-  2013 Permitting Update
-  From the GM's Desk
-  District Staff Additions
-  City of Austin Water Well Program
-  2013 Scholarship Winners
-  Permitting for New and Existing Wells

February 2013 Aquifer Bulletin
Stage II Alarm Drought

 - Aquifer Conditions: Past, Present, and Near Future
- Recent Publications
- 2012- 2013 Permitting Update
- Habitat Conservation Plan Management Advisory
  Committee
- Alternate Water Supplies Stakeholder Advisory Committee
- Groundwater Suppliers
- Meet the 2012-2014 Board of Directors
- Well Water Quality Testing
- Camp and College Scholarships

October 2012 Aquifer Bulletin
No Drought

- Drought Approacheth
- Creek Clean-up on Sat., Oct. 13!
- 2012 Permitting Update
- From the GM's Desk
- John Dupnik Appointed Assistant GM
- Landscape Irrigation Wells
- Proposed Rules and Rulemaking
- Groundwater Summit Recap
- Well Maintenance Tip #1
- Drought Stages and Triggers

 

Click here to download a pdf of the October Aquifer Bulletin
May 2012 Aquifer Bulletin
No Drought
End of Another Groundwater Drought
Water Conservation Period
2012 Permitting Update
From the GM's Desk
2011 Drought Compliance Review
Car Washing with a Conscience
2012 Scholarship Winners
Kent Butler Summit Recap
Closing the 1.5 cfs gap suggestions
 
Click here to download a pdf of the Spring 2012 Aquifer Bulletin
March 2012 Aquifer Update

Aquifer Levels on the Rise
Test Your Water Well
Water Well Information Update
Top 5 Water Conservation Tips

     

December 2011 Newsletter
Stage III Critical Drought
 

Aquifer Status
From the GM's Desk
2011 Conditional Permit Reclassification
Options to Increase Springflows
Rule Revisions Update
Redistricting Director Precincts
Groundwater Stewardship Awards
2011-2012 Scholarship Contests
Drought Stages and Triggers

     

September 2011 Aquifer Update
Stage III Critical Drought
declared
on September 8, 2011.

Stage III Critical Drought Declared
Drought Stage
District Overview
Report Well Problems
Impacts to Wells During Drought

 
     

May 2011 Newsletter
Stage II Alarm Drought
declared
on April 28, 2011

Stage II Alarm Drought Declared
Mandatory Water Restrictions Information
From the GM's Desk
The District’s Plan for Planning
Rule Change Highlights
Update on District’s Legislative Initiatives
Regulatory Compliance Reminder for Permittees
Recharge to Local Water Sources
Drought Stages and Triggers

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January 2011 Newsletter
Non-Drought Conditions

Aquifer Status
Scholarship Contests Submissions Open
From the GM's Desk
Rainwater Revival Recap
New Monitor Well Installed
Learning Opportunities 
Website Updates
The Saga of the Hill Country PGMA
Recent Publication: Hydrogeologic Atlas
Build Your Own Rain Barrel
Jan 2011 Newsletter Cover Image
     

August 2010 Newsletter
Non-Drought Conditions

Aquifer Status
Website Highlight: Aquifer Data
From the GM's Desk
State and Regional Water Planning
District Aquifers’ DFCs
Acronyms Defined
2010 Groundwater to the Gulf in Review
2010 Scholarship Winners
Now and Then, District Spotlight - Jenna Kromann
Upcoming Events

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April 2010 Newsletter
Non-Drought Conditions

Aquifer Benefits from Above Average Rainfall
Water Conservation Period
From the GM's Desk
User Drought Contingency Plans
Temporary Transfer Permits
Home Self Irrigation Audit
Austin Cave Festival 2010 Recap
Dahlstrom Ranch Conservation Easement
Election of District Directors
Habitat Conservation Plan Update
Overview of All Drought Stages

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December 2009 Newsletter
Non-Drought Conditions
declared by the BSEACD board
on December 17, 2009.

Aquifer Reaches Non-Drought Condition
Recharge Enhancement Project on Onion Creek
From the GM's Desk
Groundwater Stewardship Awards
Updates to Rules and Bylaws
Regulatory Milestones for Recent Drought
New District Website
Learning Opportunities for All Ages
Native Gardens at District Headquarters
Winter Gardening
Drought-Proof Your Landscape
Drought Stages and Triggers

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September 2009 Newsletter
Stage III Critical Drought

Critical Stage Drought Continues
From the GM's Desk
Town Hall Meetings
Policy Advisory Committee on Rule Changes
Drought Timeline
Rule Change Summary
Grant Project Updates
Impacts to Wells During Drought
Conservation Tips
Report a Dry Well
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January 2009 Newsletter
Stage III Critical Drought
declared
on December 11, 2008.
 

Stage III Critical Drought
From the GM's Desk
BSEACD Scholarships
Austin Cave Festival
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Groundwater Stewardship Awards
Spring Educational Events
Jan 2009 Newsletter Cover Image
     

September 2008 Newsletter
Stage II Alarm Drought
declared
on June 23, 2008.

Stage II Alarm Drought Declared
From the GM's Desk
Onion Creek Recharge Project
Gardening During Drought
New BSEACD Rule Changes
BSEACD Multiport Well Sampling
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Fall Educational Events
Austin Cave Festival
USGS Groundwater Availability Study
Groundwater Stewardship Awards
September 2008 Newsletter Cover Image
     

May 2008 Newsletter
Non-Drought Conditions

Aquifer Status
New Look for the District Newsletter
From the GM's Desk
Summer Watering Calendar
HCA Photography Contest
BSEACD’s New Licensed Irrigator
Welcome to Returning Directors
New Monitor Well
Barton Creek Cleanup
Free Water Education Workshop
2008 Scholarship Winners
Summer Educational Events

May 2008 Newsletter Cover Image
     

January 2008 Newsletter
Non-Drought Conditions

Aquifer Update: Heading Toward Drought?
District Celebrates Twenty Years
From the GM's Desk
Precinct 1 Director Change
BSEACD in the Community
New Monitor Well
New Aquifer Reports
New BSEACD Communication Tools
Ezell Cave Video
BSEACD Scholarships
Tips for Winter Gardening
BSEACD Rule Changes
Upcoming Events
2007 Stewardship Awards
Austin Cave Festival

January 2008 Newsletter Cover Image
     

September 2007 Newsletter
Non-Drought Conditions

District Sees Wettest Jan.- Aug. in 88 Years
From the GM's Desk
Austin Cave Festival
Meet Director Jack Goodman
New Telemetry Systems
Fall Gardening Tipc
Winter Educational Events
Groundwater to the Gulf
Hays County HHW Collection
2007 Stewardship Awards Nominations

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May 2007 Newsletter
Non-Drought Conditions

Drought Ends
Anatomy of the 2005-2007 Drought
From the GM's Desk
District Policy: Lessons Learned
Meet Director Craig Smith
Kudos to District Permittees
TCEQ/EPA Grant
Summer Watering Calendar
Water Conservation Websites for Kids
Aquifer Project Wins Honors
New Interactive BSEACD Precinct Boundary Map
Summer Educational Events
Hays County HHW Facility
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
2007 Essay Contest Winners
Spring Educational Events
     

January 2007 Newsletter
Stage III Critical Drought
declared
on September 14, 2006
 

District Remains in Critical Stage Drought
From the GM's Desk
District Awarded TCEQ/EPA Grant
Meet Director Chuck Murphy
2007 Scholarship Contest
FAQs From October’s Town Hall Meetings
New GIS Specialist
How Your Landscape Can Survive Drought
TCEQ Rainwater Harvesting Report
Turf Grass and Drought
Updated BSEACD Maps
2006 Conservation Awards
Austin Cave Festival

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